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Florida education news: superintendent challenges, rising tuition, more furloughs and cuts



HASH IT OUT: The Pinellas School Board and superintendent Julie Janssen agree it’s time to come to the table and air some concerns about her performance.

NOT SO FAST: A moment meant to celebrate promotions turns ugly when a Hillsborough School Board member  casts a protest vote to show her displeasure with superintendent MaryEllen Elia.
UP AGAIN: In-state tuition rates would increase by 7 percent if trustees at Florida’s public universities have their way.
FURLOUGHS A GO: The Duval School Board approves furloughs for employees as part of a budget that also affects sports, magnet schools and arts classes, the Florida Times-Union reports. Read a few personal stories here.
AT WHAT COST?: The budget is balanced in Broward County, but school staffing takes a hit, the Miami Herald reports.
SURVEY SAYS: The Palm Beach County School Board will consider a survey that would allow students to give feedback and input about their teachers, the Palm Beach Post reports.
WHERE’S JEB?: Former Gov. Jeb Bush travels to Idaho to stump for public schools chief Tom Luna's new education laws, the Associated Press reports.

[Last modified: Friday, June 17, 2011 1:06am]


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